Prior to the premiere of its second season, the series was broadcast on Japanese television
The anime Kimetsu no Yaiba caused multiple reactions in the Japanese audience, this due to the violence of its scenes that were broadcast by the FujiTV station in primetime during the past month.
Kimetsu no Yaiba , also known as Demon Slayer , has already broken different records almost 3 years after its premiere. During the broadcast of its first season, the anime gained massive popularity, which was confirmed by the Japanese box office record for its film Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train.
On the occasion of the premiere of its second season, the FujiTV medium broadcast the film and two summaries of its first season, which was well received by its fans, but was criticized by viewers of the time it was broadcast, for being violent.
After its television broadcast, multiple complaints against FujiTV were received by the Broadcasting Ethics and Program Improvement Organization (BPO), a Japanese media watchdog. This body is non-governmental in nature and therefore does not exercise authority in the media, although it does have some influence over them.
Among the many complaints, the large number of scenes in which there was bloodshed, cruelty and acts of violence stand out.
Given the criticism and complaints from the Japanese audience, the BPO stated that due to the popularity of the series and subsequent film, the content would qualify as acceptable for broadcast. The agency’s response, which claims to promote high standards and freedom of expression on television, caused astonishment among fans for its advocacy of the anime and feature film.